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Cambodian Authorities On Alert for Novel Coronavirus During Chinese New Year

There were no reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Cambodia as of Monday, Ly Sovann said, but that health officials were on alert during the Chinese New Year holidays.

HC Surgical Specialists moves into Cambodia

SGX-listed medical services group HC Surgical Specialists has made a move into Cambodia with a three-year exclusive contract to supply endoscopy services for The Prestige Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Road crashes kill 50 garment workers, injure 1,956 others in Cambodia last year

Fifty Cambodian garment factory workers were killed and 1,956 others were injured in traffic accidents in 2019, said a National Social Security Fund (NSSF)'s report released on Tuesday.

Pneumonia in China Sparks Preventative Action in Cambodia, Health Ministry Says

The ministry in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province said that as of January 5, Wuhan city had reported 59 people infected – including seven with serious conditions.

Cambodia kicks off food safety campaign at schools

Cambodia kicked off a food safety campaign, which urges school principals across the kingdom to ensure that food served in cafeterias are safe, nutritious and of good quality, the Phnom Penh Post reported on Tuesday.

Student 22, nearly died from flesh-eating bug after single mosquito bite on Cambodia holiday

A British student nearly died from a flesh-eating bug after a single mosquito bite while on holiday in Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Working Moms Turn to Baby Formula

Before Sim Ark gave birth to her second child, she didn't think much about what a workplace needed to accommodate a new...

Waste From Chinese Gold Mines Sickens Villagers, Kills Livestock and Fish in Cambodia

Villagers in Cambodia’s Kratie and Mondulkiri provinces are voicing fears for their health following the release into rivers of toxic waste from Chinese gold mines that has sickened local residents and killed livestock and fish, local sources say.

The transition to homegrown school meals ‘can be very tough’

At 7:30 a.m., over 200 students gather under the roof of a large, open-air building at the Doun Ouv Primary School, 20 km from the city center. Bowls in hand, they wait patiently for a serving of white rice, and fish and spinach soup.

Spotlight: China-aided project transforms lives of over 6,000 cataract patients in Cambodia

Sam Him, a 78-year-old farmer in Cambodia's Kampon Cham province, used to be in blindness because of cataracts in his eyes and could not even walk normally without the company of a family member.

Local optometrist came to the U.S. as a Cambodian refugee and returns each year...

Unless you’ve seen the 1984 film “The Killing Fields,” the horror of the Cambodian genocide is unknown to many Americans.

Hundreds in Cambodia survive snake bites

The Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Health said this year had seen more than 300 people saved from snake bites after seeking timely treatment from state hospitals across the province.

China-aided project cures Cambodian kids with heart disease

Vath Van, an 11-year-old Cambodian teenager, has enjoyed his healthy life after having his congenital heart disease (CHD) remedied by Chinese doctors three months ago.

Two die, 246 hospitalised after consuming contaminated cucumbers in Cambodia

Two people have died and 246 others have fallen ill in Cambodia after eating cucumbers reportedly contaminated with pesticide residues.

Global child nutrition forum kicks off in Cambodia to address school meal program

The 21st Global Child Nutrition Forum kicked off in Siem Reap province in northern Cambodia on Monday, aiming to address challenges in school meal program implementation, said a joint press release.

HIV/AIDS kill more than 1,300 Cambodians in 2018, down 48 pct in 9 years

HIV/AIDS had killed more than 1,300 people in Cambodia in 2018, down 48 percent from over 2,500 deaths in 2010, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the National AIDS Authority, said Sunday.

UN Official Says More Effort Needed to Reduce Stunting, Increase Access to Early Education

The Cambodian government marked the anniversary of global children’s rights protections, with a UNICEF representative pointing out that childhood stunting and access to education are still serious concerns when it comes to safeguarding Cambodian children.

Survivors of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia speak out

In Cambodia from 1975–1979, women experienced widespread sexual violence, including systemic rape and forced marriage, under the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge.

Health, wealth and happiness: Taking back Cambodia’s healthcare system

With the help of foreign donors, Cambodia has taken steps toward universal health coverage. Those in the system say it’s still not enough.

African swine fever keeps spreading across Asia

World Organisation for Animal Health says no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus.


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Appeal Court holds ‘inconclusive hearing’ into RFA case’s reinvestigation

The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.